july goals

july

It’s July! Okay, it’s almost mid-July.

This month has been crazy so far. Like the kind of busy that makes an introvert want to crawl under the covers and pull the sheets over her head for a little bit. Except, that’s not exactly plausible with a curious toddler in the house. (Homegirl will be ridiculous at hide-and-seek someday.) And it’s not exactly practical when the heat index is hovering around 110 in Oklahoma.

I have been without a planner for 10 long, busy, directionless days since my last one ran out. But according to the Amazon delivery tracker I’ve been watching, it will be here today! It’s time to put a plan of attack in place for July and to update this blog on my writing plans + hopes + dreams for the month.

When we last spoke (I think), I was finishing book two and taking a little break before beginning book three. That little break has turned into a loooong break, but I’m ready. I’d like to squeeze in an hour of focused writing each remaining day this month with the hope of getting in over 20K on this project.  I also want to plan which scene I’ll be working on the next day to help reduce the amount of writing time I spend twiddling my thumbs and wondering which scene will pack the most punch at that moment in time. Ain’t nobody got time for that. 🙂

Now, let me introduce you to my latest book babes, Blake and Lacey:

BlaceyI loved writing them as minor characters in Take Heart, so they got their own story. These are their actor doppelgängers.  Pretty close, anyway 🙂 The small-town football hero with strong family roots + the outcast cheerleader with a warped perception of love and beauty. Their sensational personalities and completely different life experiences make for a really fun dynamic between the two of them. Can’t wait to share their story with you someday. And, on that note, it’s time to get crack-a-lacking!

What are you working on this month? How are you making it happen amidst the busyness of summer?

8 thoughts on “july goals

  1. I am working on finishing my current book!! I have about 20K to write and a crapload of edits. But if I can get the edits done by month end and knock out the 1st draft of the last 20K I’ll be feeling PRETTY GOOD!!! Maybe a vacation day is in order???

  2. Good question. I’m currently on vacation in Denmark and had planned on reading, watching TV and playing games in the evening. Shortly after we arrived here a job opening I’ve always dreamed of was posted at my current workplace. Now I’m busy writing an application.

  3. I’m working on finishing up book 3. I’d love to have it done by end of this month, but it’s looking more like mid August.

    I can’t wait to get snippets of your new story Laurie!!!

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